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2014 Event Feedback

Jan 01, 2015

We love to read your feedback. Here are some of the comments you made on some of our 2014 events...

New Year's Eve Ceilidh Party, Sheffield 31st December 2014

Excellent fun event for New Years eve. Band was great and got everyone involved. Really enjoyed this.

the band were brilliant, the bar staff pleasant and the food was nice and loads of it

New Year's Eve Buffet and Disco Party, Leeds 31st December 2014

Good , lively atmosphere. Good , lively Spice crowd

This was a brilliant evening and a great way to welcome in the New Year

Walking Weekend: New Year in the Lakes 29th December 2014-1st January 2015

This was an excellent weekend for walkers of all standards, Andy and Paul were great guides. The accomodation was of a very good standard and the food excellent. It was a great idea to make New Years Eve a black tie event. I think everyone had a great time.

Theatre: Top Hat Leeds 28th December 2014

Fantastic event and brilliant seats.

Great event! Good seats at the theatre. Hosts fantastic

The Yorkshire Christmas Party at Headingley 20th December 2014

Lovely food, great music, dancing, food, service... thanks for a fab Christmas Party!

We had a brilliant night. Well done to Spice Yorkshire for organising it.

Everyone was there for a good time, it was a great atmosphere

An excellent venue. Good food and service.  A great night.

Skid Pan Session 14th December 2014

It is good to try something new but be aware the driving fun is short and sweet. A very friendly instructor though with lots of laughs.

It was a good way to start the adult fun part of Christmas.  My parents thoroughly enjoyed the event and want to go back for another go.

Christmas Alpaca Trek 13th December 2014

Would recommend this event, we did havea sunny wintery day. we all agreed it was a lively way to switch off from the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations

A lovely way to spend a frosty afternoon in the countryside. Mince pies and hot drinks afterwards were very welcome!

Sheffield Christmas Staxamotown Party 12th December 2014

Great venue and food which lived up to its reputation.

Good venue but lacking proper dance floor. The venue used to have one before it was upgraded last year. Service a little slow as perhaps not enough staff for the number of guests present. It was a shame that there were very few members attending. They missed a good night in general.

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations 7th December 2014

Nice, relaxing afternoon with tea and cake, loved it overall.

Festive Llama Trekking and Afternoon Tea 7th December 2014

Absolutely loved it, the lamas were big but gentle creatures, only a small group of 4 of us which was brill as we really had chance to get to know each other and i made new friends, highly recomend altho we didnt walk far cos every few mins the lamas were stopping to eat the grass but i didnt mind

Ten Pin Pyramid Leeds 4th December 2014

Really good fun and you dont have to be good at bowling!Everyone is friendly and its a good way to make new friends

Christmas Lights and Traditions 1st December 2014

An interesting and relaxed evening with some good humour.

Snowboard Lesson Level 1 30th November 2014

I'm glad I gave this a go, it was hard work but great to try something new.

Spice Curry Club visits Nawaab Huddersfield 28th November 2014

Nice restaurant, friendly people and overall a good night out

Fantastic food and lots off it, certainly was value for money!

Midweek Treat at Bibis and Madness Tribute 26th November 2014

A fantastic and unusual venue, great ambience, relly good food, service, and entertainment made a fantastic evening

Fabulous night, good food, good company, good value & good music!

Very enjoyable, despite not being a madness fan the band was excellent.

Chocolate Tasting Evening 24th November 2014

This is probably one of the best events I have done so far with Spice. It was a very informative and enjoyable evening for anyone with an interest in chocolate, which is basically everyone!

Go Ape in Dalby Forest 23rd November 2014

I would recommend this event wholeheartedly .its a fun exciting day out

Sunday Lunch at Couch 23rd November 2014

I enjoyed the event and had a good time with fellow members .I would go again

A small but friendly Spice group in an efficiently run restaurant.

Ramble: Tideswell and the Dales 23rd November 2014

I am enjoying the Spice walks now that I am getting to know the other walkers better. I have been in Spice for just 1 year and every walk brings a new surprise.

Quad Biking 22nd November 2014

This was a really fun event and the people at Eel Farm were very friendly and helped to make the event extremely enjoyable. As a bonus to the quad-biking, the power-turns buggy was impossible to control but marvelous fun!

A great fun day albeit very muddy, the power turn buggy driving was just such fun too

Pizza and Live Music Night in York 21st November 2014

Great venue , very lively, pizza excellent live music a bonus.

Climb the Wall inSheffield 17th November 2014

a very exciting,challenging, and fun event. Excellent for getting out of your comfort zone, and building confidence. well led by steve [smudge].

Theatre: Blackadder Goes Forth 13th November 2014

A great evening and enjoyed by all! The show was hilarious I haven't laughed so much for ages :D

Speed Quiz West Yorkshire 12th November 2014

Really enjoyable event. Good value for money. I have fun every time and look forward to it every month.

Indoor Air Gun Shooting Range 8th November 2014

Enjoyable evening learning new skill with friendly professional staff

Winter Warmer Bonfire Weekend 7th-9th November 2014

This was a great weekend and nice to have a separate building with games room for socialising and music without disturbing people who wanted to go to bed early. Craven Heiffer pub in Stainforth is well worth a visit for the beer and food!

Observatory Visit 3rd November 2014

a fun event -the co-ordinator was very knowledgeable about the stars, moon and planets and what was happening currently regarding a comet and plans to land a probe on it. The weather wasnt very good initially and he demonstrated the planets and moon using table items, salt and pepper pots, candles etc which was quite funny. There was then a window in the weather where we did visit the observatory and see the moon and stars through a telescope. It was great to spend a few hours with someone who was so enthusiastic about his hobby and willing to share his knowledge.

Sheffield Ten Pin Pyramid 3rd November 2014

This is a real fun evening where you can relax, have fun and get into the swing with bowls played in a different way. Its competitive too and there are prizes. In this event you bowl in pairs against other pairs. The time by arriving early is well worth it to get to know the leader, relax with a drink and understand how the event is to run. Thank you. More people should come to this fun event and try it for themselves.

Walk and Sunday lunch at the Horse and Groom 26th October 2014

Nice walk on a breezy day and then a meal afterwards - what more do you need?

The walk was very enjoyable. The meal and venue was lovely. Plenty to eat and good value

Release your Inner Monet 26th October 2014

fab event...do it!

Walking Weekend Llangollen's Hills and Dales 24th October 2014

Fun weekend - fabulous walking routes. Great location. Hotel and food were excellent.

Dinner Shuffle at Ottos 23rd October 2014

This was a really enjoyable event. The food was lovely and the 'shuffle' aspect made it a very sociable event, helping to meet lots of new people over the course of a fantastic meal.

Ramble: Pendleside 19th October 2014

This is my second walk with Rod and I will be booking some more. Really friendly bunch are the Manchester spice walkers!

Tales By The Fireside: Life and Times of the Bronte Family 15th October 2014

Both my friend and I loved the Bronte evening - ken is a fabulous character, an entertaining host and very knowledgeable. It was lovely to hear something about the life and times of Patrick Bronte; we both thoroughly enjoyed the evening in the company of lovely people and would definitely recommend this event.

Afternoon Tea and Tour of Skipton Castle 12th October 2014

A fantastic day out! The Tour Guide was excellent, really interesting and held your attention. The afternoon tea was delicious too with sandwiches and home-made scones/jam/cream as well as chocolate cake and Victoria sponge cake. A really enjoyable day out.

What a great day out. It was informative, interesting, entertaining and all finished off with a tasty afternoon tea. Well done to Jill for organising this one. More days like this please!

A very interesting venue. Lovely afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ramble: Derwent Edge and Ladybower Reservoir 12th October 2014

Excellent walk with beautiful scenery. A real tonic.

Sheffield - Ten Pin Pyramid 6th October 2014

As always this was a very enjoyable event; good fun and very sociable. Organised and coordinated really well by Paul who as always helped to make the event great fun and made sure everyone had a good night.

Another great friendly, Spice evening.

Narrowboat Day on Leeds Liverpool Canal 5th October 2014

This was a great day, helped by the lovely weather. Gently ambling along the canal, opening the swing bridges, walking to the pub for lunch. Watching the cows and sheep in the fields watching us go by. We saw rabbits, loads of ducks and friendly people on the canal side and in other boats. Such a lovely event and a relaxing day. Also excellent value for money

A good day out if you get the weather, with amazing scenery and excellent company. Relaxing way to spend a Sunday, and thanks to those who brought cake!

Clay Pigeon Shooting 5th October 2014

Another great Spice event, a fun way to spend a Sunday morning!

Autumn in Otterburn 26th-28th September 2014

Fantastic luxurious weekend - highly recommend the value for money indulgence.

Curling Night 13th September 2014

Good fun to try something new, how many people can say they have had a go at curling?!

I loved everything about this event. The stones were easy to slide and working with the brushes was hilarious. Sensible footwear ensured i stayed on my feet and i felt that we all got a good turn at playing the game. There were some really good characters in our group and it was great fun. If the event runs again i will be the first to book :)

Robin Hood's Bay Weekend 12th-14th September 2014

I'm still smiling from the fabulous weekend, this is spice at it's best. Great value for money, friendly people, laughter galore, delicious fish and chips, beautiful scenery and time for a paddle. Spice really has changed me life! Thanks so much, I had a tough week at work before arrivng in RHB and forgot about all my worries upon arrival. Great to catch up with friends old and new.

Snakes & Ladders Quiz 10th September 2014

The snakes and ladders quiz is my favourite as there is a lot of interaction within the team as you have to discuss tactics as well as answering the questions. It is such a good laugh!

Rounders and Picnic in the Park 7th September 2014

This was a real fun event at a great venue. The picnic provided was excellent. It was obvious that everyone was having a good time. I havent played rounders for years and it was great.

Brilliant social event, great fun, good laugh, Fantastic people and can't wait for the next one

Ramble: Eastern Edges from Robin Hood 6th September 2014

The walks are great for getting together with East Midlands and Manchester. It makes walking fun as I am getting to meet new people on a regular basis but also meeting the regulars too.

Ten Pin Pyramid Leeds 4th September 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable evening out with good company. Highly recommended

Sunday Lunch at The Radisson Blu, Leeds 31st August 2014

Very enjoyable event thank you. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The food was excellent too!

Spice Curry Club visits AM Kitchen and Bar 29th August 2014

A M kitchen always give us lovely food and excellent service! I recommend this place to everyone.

Walk and Talk: Wakefield 28th August 2014

I always discover something interesting on the Walk and Talks but love them for the socialising potential! Always fantastic value for money.

Discover SCUBA at Metrodome 26th August 2014

Great event, really enjoyed it and it has helped my confidence in water. The instructors were really friendly and helpful.

Absolutely brilliant - I was nervous to start with but the instructors were patient and friendly and put me at my ease. Would highly recommend.

Horse Drawn Narrowboat Trip 25th August 2014

A great event no matter what the weather. Lots of things to do locally too after the event. ( including a wonderful book shop 5 mins away!)

Would highly recomend, so relaxing and surrounded by nature and unspoilt scenes and the pumphouse was a added bonus, will go on this again if it comes up in the future

Ramble: Eyam and Coombs Dale 24th August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Would definitely recommend this ramble to anyone and am looking forward to my next ramble

Walking Weeked: Whitby Coast and Moor Bank Holiday 22nd-25th August 2014

Fantastic weekend, walks and walk leader excellent. Walk leader was very knowledgeable on the area and local points of interest. Hotel is in an excellent location with good food. Good for evenings out in Whitby. I'd recommend this weekend to anyone who enjoys walking!

Edinburgh Festival Weekend 22nd-25th August 2014

Fabulous weekend! Jamie and the crew were very welcoming. A great introduction to the Edinburgh Fringe. Can't wait for next year! :-)

An awesome weekend, well organised with a variety of events on offer. I've never laughed so much and to have so much talent in one space and to do so much in one weekend was fantastic. I felt like I had been away for ages. Hats off to Jamie, Katie and Mark for hosting such a well organised event

Fantastic weekend in Edinburgh. Jamie, Katie and Mark were really helpful during the weekend. Lots of things to do and see. Loved the military tattoo and picnic. I would recommend this weekend to other spice members. Met some lovely people and has lots of fun.

Dinner Shuffle at Del Verde 19th August 2014

Dinner shuffles are one of the best ways to mingle with fellow Spicers and particularly good for new members to meet lots of people

Green Room Buffet and Open Mic Night 18th August 2014

The buffet/open mic event has lots of potential. The food was tasty and there was plenty for everyone. Having our own little area to sit and chat was also a great highlight.

World's Wackiest Racers 17th August 2014

This is an absolutely brilliant fun event a must do. A chance to try lots of different unique vehicles & whizzing round the country lanes in bed was just so much fun. A top day out.

Wakefield Treasure Hunt and Meal 16th August 2014

A great way to get to know somewhere, meet new people and have a fun afternoon out.

Abseiling for the Terrified 10th August 2014

Excellent day out even in torrential rain. Sean was skilled in the technical aspects and in keeping us entertained and relaxed as we discovered we could all abseil. If you are scared - don't be - you'll be absolutely fine.

Ramble, Scramble and Dangle 9th August 2014

This is such a good fun day... Would recommend it to anyone! And the scenery is to die for.

Swarthghyll Farm Weekend 8th-10th August 2014

Excellent weekend, a good introduction to Spice weekends. Plenty of food and lots of new friends to meet.

Meal and Motown Night in Batley 2nd August 2014

An extremely enjoyable event,especially good for dancers as the dancefloor was huge! The entertainment and value for money was second to none!

Walking Weekend in the Peak District 1st-3rd August 2014

My first walking weekend was not a disappointment. Everyone was really friendly, and we all had a really good time - we were even smiling whilst having a picnic in the rain, with leaking waterproofs!

Dinner Shuffle at Ego 31st July 2014

This was my first ever spice event and even though I was a bit nervous, I really should not have been. Everyone was very welcoming and chatty and instantly built up rapport with fellow "Spicer's". So glad I joined and looking forward to more events in the future.

Meal was superb, venue excellent and a great way to meet people. A really fun evening, looking forward to the next one.

York Races and Wet Wet Wet 26th July 2014

The races is a great opportunity to get dressed up, meet up with like minded people and if you are lucky walk away with more money than you came with!

River Severn Paddling and Camping 26th-27th July 2014

I felt like I was en extra from the 'Wind in the Willows' and was spending a weekend with Ratty messing about on the river. The location was excellent as it is both scenic to draw you in, and also quite nice long meadering stretches of water, perfect for novice paddlers. By the end of the weekend though I did feel like I had shoulders and arms to rival 'the Hulk!'. The group of fellow Spicers on the weekend was a great mix of personalities, which of course resulted in some excellent evening debates over a few pints of local ales!

Masham Beer and BBQ 25th-27th July 2014

Fantastic event. Friendly people, well hosted and organised. I can't say anything negative - as a first event it was perfect!

A fun weekend at a great location. Handy to visit the beautiful Dales, or take it easy in the picturesque villages on Masham or Bedale. If 1 brewery tour isn't enough, there's always the Black Sheep to try!

Another fabulous weekend in Masham with Spice, on my 'must do' list every year - and we were again blessed with glorious Yorkshire sunshine. Brilliant bbq and huge fun at Theakstons - a wonderful weekend with Spice friends old and new!!

Guided Climb Up and Over the O2 19th July 2014

This was a really fun event. It was a bit of a challenge and a fantastic opportunity to do something totally out of the ordinary. The whole event was really well coordinated and organised, both on the part of the Spice coordinator and the venue itself. I would recommend it to anyone.

The climb up the O2 was brilliant. We were fortunate with the weather and rewarded with fantastic views. Well worth the journey to London.

Spice Visits Nostell Priory 12th July 2014

Lovely afternoon out, interesting house, delicious cream tea in a sun-drenched courtyard, beautiful gardens.

The climb up the O2 was brilliant. We were fortunate with the weather and rewarded with fantastic views. Well worth the journey to London.

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest 20th-23rd June 2014

In just three days I made more friends that I've made in 25 years at work.

This was my 4th CP event, it gets better each year. The fancy dress costumes were amazing and we laughed so much. great fun.

We stayed with west midlands as it was nearer for me to walk. We were made so welcome and had so much fun - made loads of new friends. More mixing up of the groups would be good as I thought making new friends and getting to know Spicers from different parts of the country is what it is all about. Cant thank West and East Midlands Spicers enough for the fun we had, and all of it rounded off with friends new and old from Yorkshire, Manchester and a whole host of other groups. Best Center Parcs I have ever had.

Flight Simulator Experience 14th June 2014

This was a really enjoyable event, an opportunity to have ago at something totally out of the ordinary and great fun.

GardenUp and Sunday Lunch 8th June 2014

This is a great event if you like gardens and open spaces. Its amazing that something like this is so near to shops, restaurants and cafes. I will definitely visit again.

Beverley Friary Weekend Away 23rd-25th May 2014

The venue was brilliant; I LOVED Beverley - far bigger & better than I expected; Lauren was lovely - 'Pimms' on arrival was a lovely touch & they (her & Tony) were very attentive & well organised, & catered well for me being a fussy vegan.... Thanks Lauren, I left in a rush without saying that, you were great!

Ramble: Ladybower 18th May 2014

Great day - lovely group of people and stunning scenery...what more could you ask for? This was the first Spice walk I had been on and will definitely be signing up for some more!

Ramble: Navigators and Puddling! 3rd May 2014

Really lovely canal walk. Enjoyed the train ride, and the lunch stop in Hebden Bridge.

Climb the Wall in Sheffield 30th April 2014

Absolutely fantastic event with fantastic facilities. I never felt unsafe - even 16 metres up in the air

Tank Battle Experience 20th April 2014

The cost appears expensive but it's a once in a lifetime experience that is well worth it.

Walk and Talk: York Around the Walls with Ken Goor 13th April 2014

This was a wonderful relaxing yet informative way to spend a Sunday, in the company of easy going people. Despite being 'the victim' for Ken's demonstrations, I enjoy spending time in the company of such a unique and quirky character!

Zip World - Ultimate Zipline Experience 13th April 2014

Absolutely fantastic, felt so safe and everything was explained so well. Getting into position with the harness took a little bit of manouvering but had such a fun time.

Stone Carving for Beginners 13th April 2014

Fantastic setting for the event with a very relaxed approach from Richard who made the day. Incredibly welcoming on arrival with a lovely welcoming introduction to the day when all members had arrived. Very attentive to everyone's' needs and never stopped circulating within the group to assist us all to make the best out of our stone square.

It was amazing to see how much you could achieve in a single day with no previous experience. We all went away really pleased with what we had created. Richard is really skilled in his craft, was so supportive and always managed to find something positive to say about everyone's work even when things sometimes weren't going as the design had planned. A fantastic day and well worth promoting such a skilled profession. A great insight into such talent- thanks for putting this event on the calendar!!!

Target Archery Day 12th April 2014

Please run more archery days. It was fab and a real shame there is only the 1 session organised.

Food and Drink Quiz 9th April 2014

Great fun quiz - excellent value for money, lots of laughs....and groans when the answers are revealed. Good social event for new and existing members alike.

Hovercraft Driving and Powerturns Experience 29th March 2014

Love the organisation. Takes the effort out of organising it yourself and getting other take part.

The event was a perfect balance of unusual vehicle fun. After whizzing about for a few laps on the hovercraft, you are then presented with the strange hybrid of a car.....the powerturn buggies. Two seats, six wheels, no steering wheel, and the ability to turn on a sixpence. Each wheel is driven independently by each driver which requires perfect timing to drive effectively. Ultimately this won’t happen, so hilarity ensues with the buggy darting about like some deranged animal with a resident of the local asylum in control!!!! Even when you are not on the vehicles, you are in fits of laughter watching all the others drive the strange vehicles. Excellent fun.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum 2nd March 2014

I would certainly like to do this event again. It was not only interesting but enjoyable too. and lots to see and share with others.

Kettlewell Catered Hostel Walking Weekend 28th February - 2nd March 2014

Absolutely fantastic fun filled weekend. Great venue with pubs close by. Great walks straight from the hostel. Thanks to Mick Cornfield, he was great, even if he beat me in our snowball fight...

This is an excellent valued weekend. Accomodation, full english breakfasts, three course evening meal, and the excellent walking everts. Has more pound for pound value of money to enjoyment ratio of any event you are likely to attend. Not once did any Yorkshireman utter the warcry of 'HOW MUCH'. If anything we all stated we could not believe how much was included. This makes this weekend a recession busting favourite!

Discover SCUBA 25th February 2014

If anyone is nervous about doing this - don't be! The instructors check on you constantly to make sure you're ok - you're always in safe hands.

Dinner Shuffle at The Foundry Wine Bar 18th February 2014

The venue was wonderful & food of a really high standard. It was lovely to be greeted straight away at the door to avoid any uncomfortable situation in trying to locate members. A very well organised event with good company.

Learn to Dance the Cha Cha Cha 26th January 2014

This isn't just for women - everyone should give it a go. Better exercise than the gym!

Sunday Lunch at Thai Edge - 19th January 2014

Thai Edge is a great dining experience. Buffet is a great way to sample lots of different flavours with no limits on the amount. I have always found the staff to be happy and helpful. Sunday lunch is a great idea and actually leads on to a few beers in a local afterwards making it a great afternoon out.Great restaurant, good company - a great night out!

Leeds Ten Pin Pyramid - 2 January 2014

The friendliness of all members even though we were in "competition". Fantastic night

Ramble: New Year;'s Day Sobering Up Stagger - 1 January 2014

The event was the customary delight - friendship, scenery, social history etc. Even the torrential rain did not spoil it,


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